Category Archives: 4th Amendment

New York Bill Aims to Ban Encrypted Phones

Depending on how the law works, it might be subject to a number of other constitutional challenges, including under the First Amendment. Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

Our individual freedoms have been eviscerated so that the government’s powers could be expanded, while reducing us to a system of slavery disguised as a democracy. Continue reading

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Spying on New York Drivers with E-ZPass? Civil Rights Group Raises Concerns

The New York Civil Liberties Union is expressing privacy concerns regarding the use of E-ZPass scanners to conduct traffic studies in New York City. “New Yorkers have a right to know if our government is collecting information about us, what they’re doing with it and how long they’re keeping it for,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. Continue reading

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States Assert Sovereignty to Shut Down NSA Facilities

Since the revelations about the NSA’s activities made by Edward Snowden — The New American has chronicled the efforts of several states to reclaim sovereignty from the forces of federal consolidation. Continue reading

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Restoring Proper Civics Education in New York State

How will our children learn the principles of government when our schools don’t teach the lessons of Liberty? How can we expect freedom for our children when they are not instructed in its preservation? Continue reading

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‘Show-Me State’ Shows How to Get it Done: Voters in Missouri Say Yes to Privacy and No to Gun Control

In a landslide, Missouri voters take important steps to nullifying gun control and also protecting their privacy rights regarding electronic data and communications. Continue reading

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U.S. Police Forces ‘Dangerously’ Militarized, Rights Group Says

Police SWAT teams are forcing their way into homes, often using explosive devices, simply to serve drug possession search warrants in tactics that a leading civil rights groups said on Tuesday treated civilians as wartime enemies. Continue reading

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Twelve and Counting: Vermont Legislation Takes on NSA Spying

Left, right and even the generally apathetic are outraged that their government is spying on them day in and day out,” he said. “Violations of our basic civil liberties impacts us all –Democrats, Republicans and independents alike. For all of our political bickering, Americans rally around certain core principles enshrined in our Constitution. Continue reading

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NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists from users worldwide—including New Yorkers

The Washington Post has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. Apparently the NSA is currently engaged in illegally harvesting data contact lists from the email and instant message services of users worldwide — including Americans. Continue reading

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They’ll Never Take Our Freedom

Although the People may be bowed from time to time by the forces of tyranny, it is our indomitable Will and love of Liberty that always prevails. Continue reading

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